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Weekly Building News
2023 - Week 03
Building craftsmen take stock of a trying year 2022 and express their concerns for 2023
Study / Assessment / Report by CAPEB
On the occasion of the press conference held today, Wednesday January 18, 2023, the Confederation of Crafts and Small Building Companies (CAPEB) drew up the 2022 report on activity in the sector and presented the outlook for a decisive political and regulatory year 2023. Read more
Obligation of DPE and prohibition to rent energy strainers: who is concerned and how to remedy it?
Since January 1, some of the housing classified G in energy consumption, the worst category, can no longer be offered for rent. These are homes consuming more than 450 kilowatt hours per square meter per year, according to their energy performance diagnosis. Read more
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Business failures explode in 2022 with more than 40.000 procedures, an increase of 49,9% over one year
Study / Review / Report
With 42.500 procedures opened in 2022, the number of failures shows an exceptional increase of nearly 50% compared to 2021, a rate never observed before. Read more
Aid for energy renovation boosted in 2023
Study / Review / Report
The finance law adopted on 15 December last validated the increase in the budget planned for energy renovation in 2023. The budget for the MaPrimeRénov' scheme has thus increased from 2 to 2,45 billion euros. Read more
Home loans fall in 2022, with rising rates growing
The production of real estate loans fell by 19,9% ​​in 2022, with a decline which intensified during the fourth half of the year, said the CSA / Crédit Logement observatory on Tuesday January 17. Read more
The building materials market struggles at the end of 2022
Conjuncture by UNICEM
The year 2022 will have been marked by the resurgence of two major economic trends that have disappeared from the economic landscape for many years: inflation and the rise in interest rates. Read more
Logistics real estate had a mixed year in 2022
CBRE, world leader in business real estate consulting, reacts to Immostat figures for the 4th quarter of 2022. Despite a very uncertain macroeconomic environment, marked by a succession of large-scale external shocks, the logistics real estate market shows a robust annual performance . Read more
The Court of Auditors "concerned" by the state of public finances
Public finances
The President of the Court of Auditors, Pierre Moscovici, said Wednesday, January 18 "concerned" by the deterioration of public finances in France, considering "high" the government's growth forecast of 1% for 2023 despite a gloomy situation. Read more
The Assembly facilitates the energy renovation work of communities and the State
The National Assembly approved Thursday at first reading and unanimously a bill from the presidential majority aimed at facilitating the financing of energy renovation work in state and community buildings. Read more
Energy: from very small businesses to large groups, how to use business aid
Guide / Advice / Tutorial
Electricity shock absorber, counter, guaranteed tariff: the government is increasing the aid schemes for companies hit by the rise in the cost of energy, without them taking it over massively. How to use these many support devices. Read more
Energy sobriety: the State "ahead" of its roadmap, assures the ministry to AFP
Sustainable Development
In its efforts to reduce its energy consumption by 10% between 2019 and 2024, the French administration affirmed Monday January 16 to be "ahead of (its) road plan", according to first partial data communicated to AFP by the Ministry of Public Service. Read more
44th edition of the Photovoltaic Solar Energy Observatory
Renewable energy
3rd quarter 2022: stable connection volume, with 572 MW commissioned, marked by a sharp increase in the domestic installations segment. This 44th edition of the Observatory deals with the activity of photovoltaic installations in the 3rd quarter of 2022 in France. Read more
2023, a busy year for the real estate diagnosis sector
Organization News
Uncertainties related to interest rates, energy prices and regulatory changes that will have a lasting impact on the real estate market, 2023 promises to be a year of very strong upheavals for the real estate diagnosis sector. Read more
DPE and energy renovation: property owners are mobilizing
Organization News
Property owners are launching a national petition for Elisabeth Borne following a study by Hello Watt carried out on more than 200 homes and according to which 71% of the DPEs are inaccurate. Read more
Winners of the Engineering of the Future Prize: in the midst of the energy crisis, students are mobilizing in the service of carbon neutrality
Contest / Prize / Trophy
Sobriety, sustainability and ethics. Here are in three words what characterizes the winning projects of the 2022 Future Engineering Prize. For the 17th edition of its student competition, Syntec-Ingénierie has invited budding engineers to mobilize throughout the school year on a theme that has become central in recent months: energy efficiency. Read more
Pensions: the figures of strikers in different sectors
Declining electricity production, suspended fuel shipments, very disrupted transport on the rail and in Paris, mobilized teachers: the strike against the pension reform project has affected many sectors, to varying degrees. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Hydro acquires Hueck
News Manufacturer
Hueck is a family-owned supplier of aluminum systems and extruded aluminum profiles, headquartered in Lüdenscheid, Germany. It employs 500 people, and has two extrusion presses and its own foundry. The Hueck group is made up of two subsidiaries: Hueck Extrusion and Hueck Systems. Read more
Riou Glass acquires Diffuver
News Manufacturer by Riou Glass
The specialist in insulating glazing with high energy and environmental performance RIOU Glass announces the acquisition of the flat glass processor Diffuver, domiciled in Marclopt in the Loire department (42). Read more
The PBM group is once again organizing the Stairs Design Awards competition for student architects
Contest / Prize / Trophy by PBM Group
Registration started on Monday, October 17. The idea is simple: to design an innovative staircase. Architect students are invited to imagine a staircase with a strong identity, becoming a key architectural element, well beyond its basic functional role. Read more
Environment trophy for equipment manufacturers: Kiloutou rewards Volvo
Contest / Prize / Trophy by KILOUTOU
For the second edition of the "Environment Trophy for Equipment Manufacturers", whose objective is to promote an equipment manufacturer for its proactive climate strategy, its consideration of environmental issues in its R&D policy and the development of alternative solutions, Kiloutou distinguished the Volvo group both for its construction equipment (Volvo CE) and for its operating vehicles (Volvo Trucks). Read more
Alexandre Bistes succeeds Thierry Gouix as Strategic Unit Director Wicona France
Appointment by Wicona
Since January 1, 2023, Alexandre Bistes has been the new WICONA France Strategic Unit Director. He succeeds Thierry Gouix, who retired at the end of 2022, after twelve years in the Hydro group and eight as Commercial Director at WICONA. Read more
Citizen's electrical panel in Bordeaux, monitor electricity consumption at the scale of a district
Video by ADEME
The citizen's electrical panel makes it possible to monitor electricity production and consumption within predefined districts such as eco-districts or districts undergoing rehabilitation. Read more
Order a light vehicle from Supervan
Video by Supervan
Find out how to order a light vehicle via the Supervan PRO Account. Read more
Beepiz, the application for isolated workers: the film
Video by Beepiz
In a world where many workers are isolated and exposed to increased risks, it is crucial to put in place protective measures to ensure their safety. Read more
Webinar - Temporary workers on our worksites
Video by OPPBTP
Integrating your temporary staff well into your teams contributes to the success and performance of your sites in complete safety. Anticipating your needs, welcoming and supporting these new employees are the keys to the success of your projects. Find in this webinar useful information to put in place in your company. Read more
SIP Rector: an easy-to-implement system
Video by Rector
With Rector's SIP plinth system, make it easy to build crawl spaces in the toughest terrain. To find out more, watch in this video the testimony of Hexaom, Maisons Concept and Joyeux Constructions customers. Read more
Profession: BIM referent
Video by FFB
The FFB invites us to discover in video the profession of BIM Referent (building information modeling). Read more
Renewable energies: speech by Elisabeth Borne
Speech by Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne in one of the largest photovoltaic shade houses in Europe. Read more
Discover on-demand manufacturing with Dassault Systèmes' 3DExperience Make platform
Video by Dassault Systèmes
On-demand manufacturing – or on-demand production, on-demand manufacturing or on-demand production – is as easy as it sounds. Parts or finished products are manufactured as needed and in the exact quantities required. This is the opposite of traditional manufacturing, where goods are mostly produced in large quantities and stored in a warehouse until they are sold, which can take weeks or months. Read more
Products and Materials
New Metal Creative triangular slabs: Modularity and colors to shape your ceiling projects to infinity
New product by Knauf Ceiling Solutions
Offering unlimited possibilities to architects and designers while simplifying the implementation of the company has always been the leitmotif of Knauf Ceiling Solutions. Launched in January, the new METAL Creative triangular slabs were designed with this in mind. Their shape, combined with the new Vario Design trend color palette, makes it possible to imagine unique design ceilings like works of art. Read more
Isonat, the first player to offer sarking solutions composed solely of wood fiber insulation, validated by an ETN
New product by Isonate
This ETN (New Technique Survey) validates a wide range of exterior roof insulation solutions, also called Sarking, using Isonat's Multisol and Duoprotect wood fiber panels. It is also the first certification to be awarded to a sarking solution with biosourced insulation. Read more
Deep Collection by Rehau, the elegance of matt colors in the kitchen
New range by REHAU
The demand for new styles and new functionalities in kitchens has increased dramatically in recent years and interior designers are devoting more and more resources to creating kitchen projects that are more personalized than ever and in line with the latest trends, without, of course, neglecting quality and functionality. Read more
The boksPRO connected parcel box, essential for construction professionals
New range by Boxing
Boks, French specialist in connected lockers, offers a range of connected parcel boxes dedicated to professionals, the boksPRO, an essential tool to guarantee the receipt of goods in complete autonomy. BoksPRO is aimed at all professionals and is becoming the productivity asset of construction companies. The BoksPRO has already won over hundreds of companies. Read more
772 Lankorep HP, the new fiber-reinforced mortar for heavy repairs from Parexlanko
Range evolution by Parexlanko
PAREXLANKO, a specialist in construction chemicals for more than 40 years and a historic player in the repair market, offers 772 LANKOREP HP, a fine fiber-reinforced repair mortar for structures, civil engineering, but also buildings . This new mortar enriches the LANKOREP range. The formulation of 772 LANKOREP HP offers a product that is easier to mix, easier to apply and mechanized. Read more
Projects and Achievements
After Paris and New York, London wants its own green belt
Transforming an old railway line into a "park in the sky": London is inspired by New York and is about to embark on the construction of its own aerial green corridor, in the heart of the British capital. Read more
The Garbsen public open-air swimming pool is adorned with 200 m² of Kebony Clear wood
Realization by Kebony
After seven years of work, the public open-air swimming pool in Garbsen, near Hanover in Germany, has reopened its doors. Several daybeds as well as 200 m² of Kebony wooden rest areas have been installed within this vast leisure area. Read more
Wardan London, a residential program at the top
Realization by Wicona
For this luxury residential program, WICONA developed and implemented its new WICSLIDE 150 PS sliding window, which has since been marketed as a range. Read more
The BDR Thermea Group heats historic homes with 100% hydrogen boilers
Realization by De Dietrich
BDR Thermea, a pioneer in the decarbonisation of heating using hydrogen, is launching the world's first pilot project in the Netherlands using 100% hydrogen boilers to heat 12 inhabited houses. Read more
The em2c Group delivers the 22.500 m² WElink building in Lyon
On January 4, 2023, after 27 months of work, the em2c Group delivered to Ginkgo Advisor the new WElink tertiary complex located Boulevard de l'Artillerie in Lyon 7 (69). Read more
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